So Garry Burns has lodged a complaint against Israel Folau. I guess he’s done so in order to demonstrate the ‘tolerance’ of the rainbow.
And, in that, he’s doing a great job I must say. Garry Burns has given us the best demonstration yet that when we get to the end of the rainbow we will not find any tolerance at all…
Most Australians would be wondering who the hell Garry Burns is. Being somewhat acquainted with him, courtesy of his obsession with me (he has lodged 36 complaints against me since 2014 and sent me hundreds of charming emails), I suppose I am well placed to answer this burning question.
So here goes.
Firstly, Garry Burns has complained that Israel Folau vilified homosexuals by warning on social media and in his sermon that those who engage in homosexual activity face the prospect of hell.
And Garry Burns knows a thing or two about condemning people to hell himself:
Secondly, Garry Burns has complained that Israel Folau’s statements are hate speech. Fortunately, ol’ Gazza is able to make that judgement as he is one of Australia’s foremost experts in this particular field:
Thirdly, while Burns is quick out of the blocks to use the ‘justice’ system, he also has quite a fondness for the idea of vigilante justice:
Fourthly, Australia’s favourite human rights warrior isn’t just doing this for sake of humanity, you know. He understands very well that the anti-discrimination industry also helps you to seize other people’s assets. All for the greater good, of course:
Fifthly, Garry Burns likes to tell the world that he doesn’t lodge complaints for his own financial gain.
Which is why it is sooooo odd that his private correspondence tells a different story:
Sixth, while Garry “I’m-Not-In-It-For-The-Money” Burns has publicly stated that he does not believe in free speech, he likes to freely express his views about violently assaulting Catholics:
Seventh, our good friend is also of the intellectual type. His actions are based on high principle and name calling and crude commentary is just not his thing:
Eighth, being such a hard working professional whinger, it can sometimes be difficult for our man Burns to find enough to complain about. However, Garry has a solution for that problem: when there’s not much action he then complains about his own comments!
He simply posts comments on other people’s Facebook pages, screenshots them and fires off a complaint to the ‘Thought Police’:
Just for the record, the words Burns’ complained about above were clearly written by him and the only time they ever appeared on my social media was when he posted them there. But that did not stop the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board from accepting his complaint that I had ‘published’ on my Facebook page the words “Exterminate the Homos” and this complaint eventually made it all the way to the High Court of Australia.
And it should not really fill you with confidence that I eventually defeated this complaint.
Why? Well, I won because I live in Queensland (a jurisdictional reason) and not because the complaint was fabricated (which is the common-sense reason it should have been dismissed).
Ninth, given all of this, you might not think too highly of Garry Burns. But don’t let that worry you. He has an even lower opinion of himself. He believes that he’s akin to a sexually-transmitted disease:
And tenth, it is unsurprising, given his line of work, that Old Mate Herpes also wants the taxpayer to kick in and pay for his legal fees:
Now that you know who the hell Garry Burns is, you’re probably not surprised at all that he has lodged a complaint against Israel Folau.
Neither am I.
Burns is merely following his ‘principles’.
And it is simply a matter of coincidence that Burns sprang into action against Folau months after the Rugby star made his comments. It has absolutely nothing at all do with the fact that just days before Burns lodged his complaint he was hit with bankruptcy action.
I’m pretty sure that no one in Australia could possibly think that Israel Folau is flush with cash and an easy target for an anti-discrimination complaint…especially if your ‘work’ consists entirely of lodging anti-discrimination complaints.